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Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> an escalating situation in the world's eyes. good evening. i'm doreen gentzler. >> president obama is asking for support for military action. he's still weighing his reaction to the response of the use of chemical weapons. the white house has just released this photograph of the president latest. danielle? >> while president obama says he that hasn't made any official decisions on new details about the attack syria, an attack is danielle leigh and more like a question of latest. when, not if. president obama is considering a limited attack. >> a military action that would involve boots on the ground, that would involve a long-term campaign. >> reporter: obama is steadfast, something must be done. >> the world has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry revealed unclasfied intelligence indicating that the syrian regime prepared for the chemical attack for days and that the attacks targeted these congested neighborhoods after being launched from areas controlled by assad, killing more than 1400 people.
NBC
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm EDT
as a multination effort. president obama worked the phones lining up allies to help strike syria. britain sounds on board. >> it's about chemical weapons, the use is wrong. >> reporter: the french say they are ready. u.n. investigators have not finished their work in syria neighborhoods where hundreds of civilians died but president obama no longer questions if chemical weapons were used or by whom. >> it's not around the question whether or not the syrian regime was responsible it's around the question what's the appropriate response. >> reporter: the purported response is three days of strikes by cruise missiles. >> we can make it punishing, we can direct it to how they carried out these attacks by degrading their may feel capability, air capability. >> reporter: four u.s. carriers are ready in the mediterranean. snibl it's unconstitutional. >> reporter: he demands that president obama call a joint session of congress to get authorization but fears he won't. >> this is not right. it's not a democratic issue or a republican issue. >> reporter: the white house says it's consulting congressional
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 6:00pm EDT
, president obama had this to say. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. there were other avenues available for somebody whose conscience was stirred. >> reporter: mr. obama outlined new measures to reform the secret surveillance programs that snowden revealed, saying he would have done it anyway. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >> reporter: and this weekend, julian assange took issue with the administration, saying, quote, reforms have been made and for that, edward snowden is owed a debt of gratitude. others say he's only earned his felony charges. david? >> susan, thank you. >>> and tonight, after that al qaeda threat that shut down nearly two dozen u.s. embassies around the world, all but one have now reopened. in yemen, where that threat originated, the doors do remain blocked tonight and abc's muhammad lila is in cairo tonight. >> reporter:ood evening, david. several of the embassies have now reopened and that includes the massive sprauming american embassy here in cairo, which still sits very heavily fort
NBC
Aug 7, 2013 6:00pm EDT
of a militia group in libya. >> president obama will travel to russia for an international summit but will not meet with vladimir putin. the state department explained why the one-on-one has been canceled. analysts say the white house calculated the meeting was not worth the criticism the president would face at home. political pressure is coming from republicans and democrats. officials say they are disappointed the meeting is often they say the invitation is still on the table. >> defense attorneys have told the judge in the trial of the admitted shooter they want off the case unless they can offer a defense. hassan is trying --get himself represented the death penalty. military law does not allow a guilty plea in a death penalty case. the fbi is investigating a suspicious sentence -- a substance found at elijah cummings's baltimore office. they found a party-like substance outside the front door. a bomb technician determined it was not explosive material and there was no active threat. >> bob mcdonald has turned to controversyp repay loans from a campaign backer. the governor r
NBC
Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm EDT
snowden temporary asylum. mr. obama said a paul's was needed. as for snowden? >> i don't think he was a patriot. if he in fact leaves what he did is right, then like every american citizen, he can appear before the court with a lawyer and make his case. a the president announced four-point plan for addressing concerns about the nsa surveillance program, including an outside panel to look at the situation and report act by the end of the year. he said it is not enough for him to have confidence in the system. the mayor can people must have it, too. guys question ma? >> the nsa leaks have led to surveillance changes in germany. say they willers automatically encrypt customers e-mails. budget telecom ceo said that germans are startled by the information. it is not clear if the german security services would have a key to decrypt e-mails. >> shortly before president obama's news conference about the nsa, he signed legislation into law to temporarily reduce rates on government student loans. interest rates will go down to 3.86% for undergraduates, 5.41% for graduate students. the new r
NBC
Aug 10, 2013 6:00pm EDT
will also remain close. >> president obama a trip to florida. he announced institutions to help veterans get degrees and with their job search. over is a controversy backlogs. wetoday i can report that are not where we need to be, but we are making progress. we are making progress. [applause] years, the backlog kept going. finally the backlog has shrunk. in the past five months, it is down 20%. we are turning the tide. >> after that event, the president and the first lady will go to martha's vineyard where they will be patient for the next few days. ribbon fund is hosting an event this weekend at the gaylord hotel at the 7% ofal harbor. more than veterans returning home from the battlefield are unemployed. the yellow ribbon fund is helping to close that gap by putting returning soldiers and their families in touch with resources in the communities. >> after about three or four years in afghanistan and iraq, there are challenges and difficulties with reintegrating back into the community. >> congress created the yellow ribbon fund back in 2008. the event at gaylord is hosting 700 returning so
NBC
Aug 8, 2013 6:00pm EDT
that president obama called to wish him well. a white house spokesperson said they spoke on wednesday. president obama was said to be happy to hear that mr. bush was on the mend. tuesday, surgeons inserted a stent to open a blocked artery in his heart. of threet, the first winners from last night's huge powerball jackpot. the winning ticket sold in new jersey and minnesota. late this afternoon, paul white came forward in roseville, minnesota, to claim the first part of the prize. he says he does not mind having to split the pot three ways. >> well, i think i can get by. we will see. it's a big deal. >> there were no jack tickets in our area, there is a $1 million winner in annandale, sold at the giant food store. >> next, a major move by the railroad companies behind last month's dead >> a judge has granted to thetcy protection u.s. railway whose runaway train crashed into a small town in quÉbec, killing nearly 50 people. the judge expressed disgust at the montrÉal railway's behavior. he called the action deplorable. >> a dangerous railroad crossing in gainesville will soon be shut down, but i
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